Even if we’re not fully comfortable with the doctrines and structures of organized religion, we have an obligation to teach our own children about religion and morality. And feeling that such things are culturally “unhip” is not a good reason for ignoring this essential task. How can we instill the values we cherish and even find a place for activity in organized religion—the “gathering church”—even when we disagree with much taught there? How might we more actively create in our families a “domestic church” that can be fun and still help teach spirituality and essential moral values?
Scott Cooper, Devery S. Andersen